Death of Kenji Ekuan

February 8, 2015
Tokyo, Japan

Designer of Kikkoman soy sauce bottle dies
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By MARI YAMAGUCHI, The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese industrial designer Kenji Ekuan, whose works ranged from a bullet train to the red-capped Kikkoman soy sauce dispenser as familiar as the classic Coca-Cola bottle, has died, his company said. He was 85.

A former monk, Ekuan crafted a tabletop bottle for Kikkoman Corp. in 1961, winning international popularity both for the handy, flask-shaped dispenser and of course for the salty brown condiment flavoring many Asian...

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